The Soil

Poland2021documentary75'National Competition

A beautifully illustrated story of a contemporary village and its unconventional dwellers who are of different age, but have one thing in common – their strong attachment to folk culture. ‘The Soil’ is a picturesque documentary, attuned to the rhythm of nature and regularly-changing landscapes. Its authors can notice the beauty of inapparent aspects of rural life and do not shy away from powerful juxtapositions in editing. In this film, music is as important as images, since it accompanies the protagonists during key events in their lives and helps them to come to terms with their emotions.

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Zuzanna SolakiewiczQ&A guest

Film director and screenwriter She is a graduate of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the University of Wrocław. In 2005-2009 she stayed in Israel where in 2008 she studied at the Sam Spiegel Film and TV School in Jerusalem. She continued her education on an internship at the Film School in Łódź. She has participated in the following film workshops: the Berlinale Talent Campus, the New Horizons Studio, EAVE, the Jerusalem Film Lab and ScripTeast. In 2019 she completed her feature course Studio Prób at the Wajda School. Her film "15 Corners of the World" (2014) has been awarded at the prestigious festival in Locarno.

cinematography
Zvika Portnoy
script
Zuzanna Solakiewicz
sound
Marcin Lenarczyk
editing
Zuzanna Solakiewicz
production
Anna Gawlita (Kijora Film)
Photo
Kadr z filmu The Soil